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(Hybrid Beardtongue, Hybrid Penstemon, Pink Chablis Penstemon)
Bright pink blossoms held in greater abundance plus amore tidy compact form gives this moisture resistant penstemon a new place in perennial gardens. Bred in Oregon, it is derived from the Saskatoon hybrids which resulted from crosses of Penstemon barbatus and a handful of other species which contribute both drought and moisture tolerance. This variety is particularly useful in the Northwest where excessive winter rains cause many penstemons to suffer root rot. Its shorter stature and more...
(Hybrid Beardtongue, Prairie Dusk Hybrid Beardtongue)
A product of the penstemon breeding program of the University of Nebraska, this compact and distinctly sophisticated rose-violet-flowered perennial is a hybrid of ‘Flathead Lake,’ which figures in the ancestry of many of the finest western garden penstemons. A dalliance with the Rocky Mountain native Penstemon strictus produced this truly superior cultivar, whose spires of sharkshead-shaped flowers appear from late spring into summer. The knee-high flower stems arise from an evergreen basal...
Bearing haunting white-throated lavender-blue flowers on compact stems over a long season, this evergreen herbaceous perennial is also notable for its adaptability to a diversity of climates. One of a number of outstanding penstemon hybrids developed by renowned plant breeder Bruce Meyers, Shadow Mountain® produces spires of chubby bell-shaped flowers from summer to fall. The relatively short flower stems arise from a shrubby base furnished with glossy lance-shaped leaves.
A favorite of hummingbirds,...
Blooms of Bressingham
This a super red bedding penstemon developed in England that may prove more adaptable to cool, moist climates than many American hybrids. It is grouped in the border penstemons, hybrids derived from four species native to the western United States and Mexico. For most, their ancestry is murky at best. Likewise ‘Ruby,’ which is a smart, upstanding selection that lacks cold hardiness, a trait that dictates its use primarily as a seasonal bedding plant. It is fast growing, clumping, and has narrow,...